Craps Strategies

Learn to Play Craps – Tips and Strategies: The Past of Craps

by Aden on May.24, 2021, under Craps

Be cunning, play clever, and master craps the proper way!

Games that use dice and the dice themselves goes back to the Middle Eastern Crusades, but current craps is approximately 100 years old. Modern craps come about from the old Anglo game called Hazard. Nobody absolutely knows the origin of the game, although Hazard is said to have been invented by the Anglo, Sir William of Tyre, in the 12th century. It’s theorized that Sir William’s horsemen wagered on Hazard during a blockade on the fortification Hazarth in 1125 AD. The name Hazard was gotten from the fortress’s name.

Early French colonists imported the game Hazard to Canada. In the 1700s, when displaced by the British, the French relocated south and located sanctuary in southern Louisiana where they eventually became known as Cajuns. When they fled Acadia, they took their favorite game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns simplified the game and made it more mathematically fair. It is said that the Cajuns altered the name to craps, which is acquired from the name of the losing toss of two in the game of Hazard, known as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game moved to the Mississippi riverboats and all over the nation. A good many consider the dice builder John H. Winn as the father of current craps. In the early 1900s, Winn created the modern craps setup. He appended the Do not Pass line so gamblers can wager on the dice to lose. Afterwords, he created the boxes for Place wagers and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.


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